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Fire Experiments in Norway

Published: 20 April 2015

Thermal effects on structures is a subject that Luleå University of Technology is working intensively with. At three attempts in Trondheim temperatures in a steel frame under the effect of a localized fire were evaluated.

The tests are meant to provide a picture of how fire affects buildings in the early stages of a fire, and the results will form the basis for further calculations of fire, steel temperatures but also how the structure behaves when it is under heat pressure.

–  The lack much knowledge in this area of ​​the fire science. In design, we need to create tools for finding the right level of fire protection and create cost-effective and fireproof buildings with protection at the right place says Joakim Sandström, PhD student in Steel Construction at Luleå University.

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Joakim Sandström

Sandström, Joakim - Adjunct Senior Lecturer

Organisation: Structural Engineering, Structural and Fire Engineering, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering